The Delhi services bill aims to repeal an ordinance requiring a body to oversee senior officers’ transfers and postings within the Delhi government. The bill will get introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah introducing the regulation. The bill surpasses a Supreme Court ruling that granted elected legislature regulation of the bureaucracy in the national capital. Except for divisions related to law enforcement, public safety, and land.
The bill also addresses a dispute between the NDA led by the Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition parties. Opposition parties, who formed the INDIA alliance, have been protesting against Manipur violence, but they will focus on the Delhi bill. The bill will likely get discussed in the Rajya Sabha the following week.
Lok Sabha is ready for a messy day, as Amit Shah will present the Delhi services bill today
Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of AAP, criticized the ordinance, claiming that the government “deceived” Delhi’s citizens.
Delhi services bill
The contentious Delhi services bill, which seeks to repeal an ordinance requiring a body to oversee senior officers’ transfers and postings within the Delhi government, plans to get introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The bill will drop by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will also explain the need for “immediate legislation” by introducing the regulation, according to the updated schedule for Tuesday.
Top points on the Lok Sabha bill for Delhi services:
# The Delhi services bill smoothly surpasses a May 11 Supreme Court ruling that gave the elected legislature regulation of the bureaucracy in the national capital, except for divisions related to law enforcement, public safety, and land. The ordinance enacted on May 19 allowed the Centre to maintain authority over the administration in Delhi.
# The ordinance gave rise to a fresh dispute between the NDA led by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition parties.
# A three-person committee led by the Delhi chief minister will be created. It will be responsible for all moves and postings of senior officials in the Delhi government, according to The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill.
# All Group ‘A’ officers (IAS) and officers of the Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) work for the Delhi government must receive approval from the National Capital Civil Service Authority before their transfers and postings can get chosen.
# According to the statement, doing so would strike a balance between the interests of the country and the Union Territory of Delhi concerning the governance of the capital and the expression of the public trust in the national government and the authorities of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
# Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of AAP, criticized the ordinance, claiming that the government “deceived” Delhi’s citizens. According to AAP MP Raghav Chadha, “This is an assault on the highest judiciary of India as well as on India’s government system, democracy, and Constitution.”
# According to Congressman Sandeep Dikshit, the BJP has an edge in the Lok Sabha, so the House pass this legislation. “The bill complies with Delhi’s power. If you want to give Delhi authority, you should transform it into a fully functioning province. I think it’s wrong to oppose this bill,” he said.
# Opposition parties have been protesting since the start of the session to demand a statement from the PM on Manipur. They will stop protesting about Manipur to concentrate on the Delhi bill.
# The bill will likely get discussed in the Rajya Sabha the following week.
# Officials stated that they would propose the bill only on Tuesday. A different day and time will be assigned for the discussion and final approval of the legislation.